admission requirements

The admission to our program is selective. If you are an intellectually curious individual with the eagerness to devote the next four years to rigorous training in research, and have excellent communication skills, and enjoy teaching and research- we encourage you to consider applying to our program. You will be closely working closely with world-class faculty who have made seminal contributions in their fields.

We are looking for highly motivated students with outstanding intellectual ability and a strong commitment to a career in research and teaching to join our PhD program. A master’s degree/ work experience, while very helpful, are not required for admission. All applicants must have at least a bachelor’s or equivalent academic degree to be considered for admission. A MBA or an equivalent graduate work in a business-related field is highly desirable. Students who do not have a business degree may be required to take foundation level business courses. 
Students admitted into our PhD program are supported with a competitive package of financial aid for four years contingent on satisfactory progress in the program

We evaluate the following in our quest to understand each applicant’s strengths: 

  • Performance on standardized tests: GMAT scores are required for application (TOEFL is also required for all international applicants).

  • Recommendation letters: We require at least three recommendation letters from people best qualified to judge the applicant's academic potential.

  • Academic record at undergraduate/graduation institutions.

  • The Statement of Purpose which highlights the applicant’s research agenda so that we can assess how it will mesh with the general research interests of the College of Business and Innovation’s faculty.

  • Relevant teaching or work experience.

  • Performance in the interview. For the remote applicants, the interview will be conducted online via Skype.

Online Application

Following materials need to be submitted online for application 
   1) Application for Admission to the Ph.D. in Manufacturing and Technology Management 
   2) Graduate Assistantship Application (if you wish to apply for funding)
   3) GMAT Scores sent to the University of Toledo
   4) International Applicants only - TOEFL Scores sent to the University of Toledo
   5) Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work 
   6) Three letters of recommendation submitted online via the application email process 
   7) A statement of purpose 
   8) Application Fees (paid when submitting the application online) 
   9) Resume 

All materials are submitted online via the online application system.  

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Curriculum Information

During the student’s first semester of study, the student prepares a “Doctoral Program - Plan of Study”. This is a planning document that describes the courses the student plans to take to meet his/her degree requirements and his/her anticipated plans for taking the comprehensive exam.

This Doctoral Program - Plan of Study is based on the curriculum (see Ph.D. Student Handbook) and any other approved course substitutions. Course substitutions must be approved by the Director under the guidelines established by the Ph.D. Policy committee. When this “Doctoral Program - Plan of Study” is formally approved and signed by the student, the advisor, the program director, and the Dean of the Graduate School, it becomes the student’s official plan of study for the program.  

Ph.D. Catalog

Ph.D. Student Handbook

For further information contact:
Dr. Yue Zhang, Ph.D. Program Director
Associate Professor, Information Operations & Technology Management
Stranahan Hall - 4031
Last Updated: 6/27/22